A Walk to Remember

“Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.”

Title of book: A Walk to Remember
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Genre: Romance, Fiction

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Spark has always been one of my all-time favourites. It is a beautifully written story that captures the true spirit of life, love, and relationships. Honestly, an unforgettable novel that will leave you thinking about it long after you turn the final page.
The book revolves around the story of a high school boy, Landon Carter, who falls in love with a terminally ill girl named Jamie Sullivan. While Landon initially treats Jamie poorly, due to peer pressure, he eventually learns to love her unconditionally and creates unforgettable memories with her.

As the story progresses, Landon and Jamie’s relationship becomes stronger, and they begin to develop deeper feelings for each other. They spend a lot of time together, and Jamie starts to change Landon for the better. Eventually, Landon finds out that Jamie has terminal leukemia and has very little time left to live.  
The story takes an emotional turn as Landon grapples with the harsh reality of Jamie’s condition and tries to make the most of the time that they have together. Throughout the book, Landon comes to realize the true meaning of love and selflessness, and he learns to cherish every moment he has with Jamie.
The ending of the book is bittersweet, yet heartwarming. It leaves the reader with a lasting impression and teaches us that love has the power to overcome even the toughest of obstacles.

“It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make. In every way, a walk to remember.”
Among the many memorable moments portrayed in the book, I would say this part could get tears rolling down my cheeks. These simple sentences encapsulate the weight of the challenge that Jamie who was battling Leukemia, faced while walking down the aisle on her wedding day towards a moment of love and happiness she knew she could not experience for long. The book’s title itself alludes to this poignant moment, emphasizing the lasting impact that Jamie has on Landon and the reader long after her passing.

A Walk to Remember is a book that will make you laugh, cry, and feel deeply. The novel proves how love can change everything, even in the darkest of times. Sparks’ writing style and the book’s themes make it a perfect book to curl up with on a rainy day, and the novel will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy for days to come.

These are some English words that you may find while reading this emotional and beautifully written masterpiece!

1. Leukemia (a cancer in the blood cells)
2. Congregation (a group of people gathered for a religious worship)
3. Penitentiary (a prison for people convicted of serious crimes)
4. Frenzy (uncontrolled excitement)
5. Spontaneously (without being asked)
6. Aisle (a passageway)
7. Cynical (not respecting other people’s actions, but believing that people are interested only in themselves)
8. Sprawl (writing hurriedly and carelessly)
9. Surge (a sudden forward movement)
10. Millennium (a thousand years)

Reviewed by: Ishqa Fazal, Yasodara Vidyalaya, Colombo.

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